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MSc Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MSc 12m FT, 24m PT, PGDip 9m FT, PGCert 6m FT
Entry requirements

You should be either a qualified medical practitioner, with a qualification equivalent to a UK medical qualification (eg MBBS or MBChb), or a non-clinical scientist or a healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotech professional.

We require a relevant (medical, biomedical science subject, nursing or allied health) honours first degree (upper second or above or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Candidates with undergraduate degrees classified as lower second or equivalent will be considered after interview.

Flexibility on entrance requirements will be applied to candidates with proven appropriate extensive professional experience.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply
To apply for a course you will need to complete and submit our online application form. For information and guidance, see:  How to apply .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Develop skills for a career in advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) on this unique master's course only available at The University of Manchester.
  • Understand the scientific basis of ATMP development, their use in clinical treatment of diseases and how to evaluate the potential effectiveness of new treatments.
  • Draw on expertise at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and other experts in the field.
  • Study at a university ranked 8th in the UK and among the top 35 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

You can also watch webinar recordings from our recent virtual open week, including subject-specific sessions and webinars about general topics such as teaching and funding. Visit the postgraduate taught virtual open week website for a list of sessions.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £24,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
    International students (per annum): £12,000

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


Innovate UK Bursary

We have four bursaries of £10,000 available this year, for 2020 entry. To be eligible you must meet all the entry requirements and hold an unconditional offer by Friday 14th August. Successful applicants will be contacted after this date and an interview will be held, where the top four applicants will be selected to receive the bursary. The bursary will be offset against your tuition fees and not paid directly to you.

This bursary is available to both UK/EU and international applicants. To be eligible for the award you must have no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK and have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship.

Alumni bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
  • hold a First or Upper Second class honours degree; 
  • have home or overseas fee status; 
  • are applying for full- or part-time study; 
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

It is expected there will be some bursaries to cover the course fees. These will be awarded to the best students selected from the interview process.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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